Search Results: "Noah Hawley"


BOOK REVIEW

THE PUNCH by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2008

"Brotherly love never hurt so good."
The messy realities of life and death intrude on a family's deeply held rationalizations. Read full book review >

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OTHER PEOPLE’S WEDDINGS by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 1, 2004

"Amusing—but 400 pages of chat is too much. Even the big tragic scene that accounts for Laurie's character feels lost in the swash. Too many subplots, Mozart!"
Second outing by the author of the comic paranoid thriller A Conspiracy of Tall Men (1998). Read full book review >

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THE GOOD FATHER by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 20, 2012

"The novel ultimately becomes as much about a father's quest for meaning and understanding as about a son's political and social alienation—and Hawley delivers on the complex psychology of father-son relationships."
Dr. Paul Allen is at least trying to be a good father, though perhaps he crosses the line into paranoia when his son Daniel is arrested for assassinating Senator Jay Seagram, a promising presidential candidate. Read full book review >

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BEFORE THE FALL by Noah Hawley
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 31, 2016

"Like the successful screenwriter that he is, Hawley piles on enough intrigues and plot complications to keep you hooked even if you can spot most of them a sea mile away."
In the latest by TV writer and novelist Hawley (The Good Father, 2012, etc.), a struggling artist becomes a hero twice—first by saving a young boy's life, then by outsmarting the anchor of a Fox-like conservative TV network. Read full book review >

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A CONSPIRACY OF TALL MEN by Noah Hawley
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: July 8, 1998

"A debut thriller with storytelling grip."
A paranoid's delight: In middle life and still followed about by a cloud of foreboding, Linus Owens is a professor of conspiracy theory who is himself wrapped tight in an infinite cat's cradle of suspicions about large-sum currency, cellular phones, faxes, large screen TVs, multiple CD changers, electronic organizers, the terrifying sound of his own wife, Claudia, steaming milk in their espresso machine. Read full book review >

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NOAH by Patricia Lee Gauch
adapted by Patricia Lee Gauch, illustrated by Jonathan Green
ANIMALS
Released: March 23, 1994

"He depicts most of the humans as black (though one son's wife has blue eyes), and makes creative use of the text's reiterated ``two by two'' in his handsome compositions. Proof positive that, when it comes to books about Noah, there is always ``room for one more.'' (Picture book. 3-8)"
In a simple, invitingly cadenced retelling beginning, ``Here is Noah with grace in his eyes,/Here are his sons/right by his side,'' Gauch adheres closely to the events described in the Bible, from God's command to Noah to build an ark to his family's planting a garden after the animals have finally left them ``happily alone.'' Green, whose debut in Lauture's Father and Son (1992) was widely praised, draws again on his Gullah heritage for paintings in lustrous saturated colors. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CLAIMING NOAH by Amanda Ortlepp
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 5, 2016

"While the novel handles heavy topics, it does so with a light and compassionate hand."
The questions and ethics surrounding embryo adoption are at the core of Ortlepp's debut novel. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NOAH WEBSTER by Catherine Reef
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 25, 2015

"Thorough, well-documented, and smoothly written. (Nonfiction. 10-14)"
This biography covers the life and times of Noah Webster—whose name has become synonymous with "dictionary"—from his humble farmhouse birth in 1758 to his death, surrounded by loved ones, in 1843. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Cloning Noah by Cheri Barton Ross
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 7, 2015

"A complex novel about cloning that offers a timely, intelligent look at groundbreaking medical technology.
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A biotechnological thriller explores the lives of a man and woman who, with the help of a team of scientists, risk everything to save their child's life. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER by Pegi Deitz Shea
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Nov. 1, 2009

"Ultimately, the sheer breadth of Webster's life and achievement just can't be adequately covered in such brisk fashion, making this an intriguing introduction but far from the last word on this innovative thinker. (chronology, bibliography, index) (Picture book/biography. 8-10)"
Bringing history to life for young readers is no easy task. Read full book review >

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NOAH WEBSTER'S FIGHTING WORDS by Tracy Nelson Maurer
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2017

"An attractive volume demonstrating that even words themselves have a story. (author's note, illustrator's note, timeline, sources, bibliography, primary sources, more information) (Picture book/biography. 7-10)"
The story of Noah Webster, America's original man of letters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

OH NO, NOAH! by Johanna Hurwitz
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2001

"The generous font, comfortable size, and familiar story make this a fine addition to a growing list of good choices for new readers. (Fiction. 7-10)"
Hurwitz's (Russell's Secret, 2001, etc.) latest warm slice of family life explores another milestone: moving to a new neighborhood. Read full book review >